At the University of Vermont, several graduate assistantships are available each year for students enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA), M.Ed. program. Each assistantship is designed to provide graduate students with a professional opportunity to support and develop the University's goals and activities through its work with students. For specific questions about the graduate assistantship process, please contact the HESA Recruitment Team at sagrads@uvm.edu.

We are excited to offer a variety of assistantship opportunities for our HESA graduate students to learn, work, and grow professionally. The list of available HESA Graduate Assistantships for Fall 2022 are below. We will continue to update this section of our website as new opportunites emerge.

Last updated 11/10/2021.

How to Apply

In order to access the Graduate Assistantship application, you must first submit a Graduate College application for the HESA program. After submission of the program application, you will receive an email with information about HESA Funding Pathways as well as a link to the Graduate Assistantship application. Both the Graduate College application and Graduate Assistantship application must be submitted by December 1.

Submit a Graduate College Application

The Graduate Assistantship application includes prompts for an assistantship essay and professional statement unique to the assistantship process. Since access to the Graduate Assistantship application is not available until submission of the Graduate College application, the prompts for the Graduate Assistantship application are provided below to help you prepare responses prior to December 1.

  • Assistantship Essay - The guiding philosophy of the University of Vermont, known as Our Common Ground, is as follows: The University of Vermont is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to live and work in a diverse and changing world. We who work, live, teach, study, do research, conduct business or participate in the University of Vermont are members of this community. As members, we believe in the transforming power of education and agree to help create and foster an environment where we can discover and reach our true potential. We aspire to be a community that values respect, integrity, innovation, openness, justice and responsibility. In 500 words or less, tell us about your experience with and commitment to social justice. Specifically, how do you envision implementing social justice and the tenets of Our Common Ground into your work in a graduate assistantship? Insert your answer below.
  • Professional Statement - In an essay of 500 words or less, please tell us (beyond what we can read in your resume), how your interests, skills, values and experiences have shaped your aspirations for being a student affairs/higher education professional. Insert your statement below.

Please note: Your application to the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA) program does not require a submission of the Graduate Assistantship application. However, you must submit the Graduate Assistantship application to be considered for any available assistantship opportunities. 

HESA Graduate Assistantships

Fall 2022

The following list of opportunities are filled by current students and offer a full-tuition fellowship and assistantship stipend. These positions, and others, are subject to change based on a variety of factors. This list will be updated as changes occur. 

Graduate Assistant for the Center for Student Conduct

Department: Center for Student Conduct
Availability: Fall 2023
The Graduate Assistant will work closely with the staff in the Center for Student Conduct to foster student accountability and skill development in the areas of conflict resolution, dialogue, identity development and restorative practices. The office works diligently to help all UVM students develop self-awareness, and ultimately become more responsible, respectful, and engaged members of our community. The Graduate Assistant will help to support the mission of the office in their role as a Hearing Officer, facilitate CHOICES circles, analyze data to inform new practices, and provide support in other engagement opportunities to bolster continued learning and growth of students.

 

Community Standards

        Serve as a Hearing Officer
        Serve as report reviewer and assign charges
        Review and approve sanctions
        Facilitate CHOICES circles
        Analyze and report data as requested (e.g.Results Based Accountability and Monthly RL reports – re: case turnaround for each hearing officer to be shared at CSC/RL AD meetings)
        Assist with Education & Outreach
        Facilitate Tier Meetings
        Serve as Personal Development Program Coach
        Assist with Project Discovery Curriculum Development

Academic Integrity

        Serve on AI Councils
        Facilitate AI pre-hearing meetings
        Co-facilitate AI seminars for students

CSC Staff Development/Meetings

        Full Day Retreat
        August/December or Jan
        Full Staff Meetings – alternating every other week
        Conduct Meetings - alternating every other week
        Department Social Justice Series (monthly)
        Monthly fun lunches (optional)

Other Duties as Assigned

        Research projects
        Front desk coverage
        Phone Coverage
        Responding to departmental email
        Processing incident reports and assigning charges
        Posters/Marketing

Departmental website: https://www.uvm.edu/sconduct
Key Characteristics:

        Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
        Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
        Programming/Event Planning - Sometimes
        Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
        Autonomy - Frequent
        Supervising – Not at all
        Advising - Frequent
        Collaboration –  Very Frequent

Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement Programs in Student Life

Department: Department of Student Life
Availability: Fall 2022

General Description: The University of Vermont’s Civic Engagement program is housed in the Department of Student Life. The mission of Student Life is to foster an inclusive culture of student leadership development, community involvement, and programming in order to develop a socially just community of lifelong learners. The mission of Civic Engagement is to foster a culture of student involvement, leadership, and learning through hands-on community service through a social justice framework.

The Graduate Assistant in Civic Engagement serves as a resource for UVM students interested in activism, community service, and social justice efforts. The position develops the graduate assistant’s leadership skills of event or action planning, public relations, advising, evaluation and social justice training. They will have the ability to work with the AD of Civic Engagement (AD for CE) on projects such as, but not limited to Next Step Social Justice Retreat, Community Service Fair, Alternative Spring Break (ASB) and advising of service-based student organizations.  In addition, the responsibilities listed, the graduate assistant has the opportunity to the design and work on projects of his or her own initiative with the input of the position supervisor.

This position works with the AD for CE to offer comprehensive programs and trainings in Civic Engagement. Projects can vary with the first and second year.

Departmental Website: www.uvm.edu/studentlife/ce

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration- Sometimes
  • Programming-Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation-Frequent
  • Autonomy-Frequent
  • Supervising-Sometimes
  • Advising-Frequent
  • Collaboration-Frequent

Graduate Assistant for the College of Education and Social Services - Diversity and Community Engagement

Department: The College of Education and Social Services Dean's Office
Availability: Fall 2022

The College of Education and Social Services (CESS) Graduate Assistant position is designed to provide support for the Dean’s Office in the college. The Dean's Office provides leadership in facilitating a community partnership network to expand diversity initiatives for CESS. This work emphasizes collaboration through building relationships with local and national organizations, as well as on-campus colleagues to develop, implement, and assess inclusive excellence activities to influence and enable viable pathways to UVM for faculty, staff and students from historically marginalized backgrounds.

The GA for Diversity and Community Engagement (DCE) will aid in graduate student recruitment research, practices, and implementation centering historically marginalized student populations.  As CESS continues to expand graduate student academic programming, this individual will be instrumental in working with the DCE Director to coordinate and facilitate graduate student recruitment opportunities. Development of recruitment program design, marketing, research, and implementation will intentionally prioritize as many accessible pathways to include opportunities for students who identify as historically marginalized, part-time, full-time, residents of Vermont, as well as building our regional and national profile.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain CESS enrollment, retention, and persistence database of historically marginalized, first generation, and native Vermont students
  • Research and become knowledgeable of all CESS academic graduate programs
  • Coordinate and facilitate accessible recruitment programming centering target student populations
  • Develop accessible recruitment marketing materials and support which centers target student populations including website, social media, print materials, and online recruitment

Departmental Website: https://www.uvm.edu/cess

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Sometimes
  • Higher Education/Administration - Very Frequent
  • Programming/Event Planning - Very Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Very Frequent
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Supervising - Seldom/Not at All
  • Advising - Seldom/Not at All
  • Collaboration - Frequent

Graduate Assistant for VPEM - EM Research and Admissions

Department: Enrollment Management (VPEM)
Availability: Fall 2022

The Graduate Assistant for the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management (VPEM) will assist in researching trends in EM, understanding EM data for UVM, assist is programs and communications through Undergraduate Admissions, and generally assist the VPEM and Director of EM Strategic Initiatives in learning about the impact new policy, programs, and procedures would have on enrollment efforts.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

• Research best practices in enrollment management
• Analyze enrollment data in order to find efficiencies and maximize effectiveness
• Assist in the coordination of enrollment and retention related communications
• Assist in the implementation of recruitment, yield, and retention events and programming
• Prepare reports for the Director of EM Strategic Initiatives and VPEM
• Provide support to the Coordinator of Strategic Retention on reentry and readmission process
• Assist in the support of Navigate users across campus

Departmental Website: https://www.uvm.edu/dem

Key Characteristics

  • Student Development/Interaction - frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration – very frequent
  • Programming/Event Planning - frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation – sometimes
  • Autonomy – very frequent
  • Supervising – seldom/not at all
  • Advising – seldom/not at all
  • Collaboration – very frequent

Graduate Assistant for the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) Student Services Associate

Department: College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) Student Services
Availability: Fall 2022
 

The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) Student Services office provides holistic support, academic and career advising to undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in majors within the College. The ideal candidate will be a contributing thought leader supervised by the Assistant Dean of Equity, Belonging, and Student Engagement, who reports to the Dean and they will work on student advising, event management, program creation, and data collection and reporting.

Primary Duty: Assist with the implementation of the new CEMS Study CATS retention program for students with GPAs of 2.3 or below

  •         Administer and plan some of the mandatory study sessions in collaboration with the Tutoring Center, Advising Center, CAPS, and various academic units
  •         Track the progress of students in the program
  •         Assist students in building connections
  •         Assist with data collection and assessment of the CEMS Study CATS experience

Other duties:

  • Contribute to social media programs aimed at engaging CEMS students
  • Assist with Strategic Plan inclusive excellence goals by working on programs, writing proposals, and advising geared toward attracting and retaining BIPOC and other students who occupy marginalized identities.
  • Contribute to data collection and annual report for CEMS Study CATS and Scholar CATS using a combination of analytics from Handshake, EAB Navigate, and Surveys
  • Assist with data collection and assessment of the undergraduate experience
  • Attend occasional College and University meetings, interact with faculty and staff

Departmental Website: https://www.uvm.edu/cems

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Very Frequent
  • Programming/Event Planning - Frequent
  • Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Very Frequent
  • Supervising - Very Frequent
  • Advising - Very Frequent
  • Collaboration - Very Frequent

Graduate Assistant for Student Financial Services - DEM

Department: Student Financial Services
Availability: Fall 2022

The Graduate Assistant for the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management (VPEM) will assist in researching trend in EM, understanding EM data for UVM, assist is programs and communications through Undergraduate Admissions, and generally assist the VPEM and Director of EM Strategic Initiatives in learning about the impact new policy, programs, and procedures would have on enrollment efforts.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

• Research best practices in financial aid offer communications
• Support and develop strategies for outreach for FAFSA completion initiatives 
• Analyze operational data in order to find efficiencies and maximize effectiveness
• Assist in the analysis of upcoming changes in Federal Financial Aid practices and regulations.
• Assist in the review and enhancement of retention strategies
• Review of orientation program and research best practices for student finance

Departmental Website: https://www.uvm.edu/studentfinancialservices

Key Characteristics:

• Student Development/Interaction - sometimes
• Higher Education/Administration – very frequent
• Programming/Event Planning - frequent
• Project Development/Implementation – frequent
• Autonomy – sometimes
• Supervising – seldom/not at all
• Advising – seldom/not at all
• Collaboration – very frequent

Graduate Assistant for the Graduate College

Department: The Graduate College
Availability: Fall 2022

The mission of the Graduate College is to provide the environment for high quality graduate education by stimulating and supporting the intellectual and professional development of a diverse faculty and student body; by promoting interdisciplinary and innovative forms of scholarship, research, and curricula; and by recognizing scholarly excellence.  The graduate assistantship is an integral part of these efforts by providing admissions, student services and faculty support in achieving the overall goals of the College.  Services include support with admissions processes, student services, graduate student programming and the Graduate Executive Committee. 

This is a 9.25-month assistantship (August 24, 2022 through May 31, 2023) with training beginning August 24.

Assistantship Responsibilities:
  • Routinely meet with the Director of Graduate Admissions to review the admissions process and office needs.
  • Perform administrative responsibilities required for graduate admissions, including but not limited to, answering applicant queries and following up on missing materials.
  • Assist with social media and website material.
  • Assist with university-wide graduate student events and programming to include Graduate Student Appreciation Week, new student orientation, professional development workshops, the December hooding ceremony and commencement.
  • Facilitate on campus relationships with undergraduate student resource offices to increase graduate student representation on campus.
  • Manage the Graduate Executive Committee process for meeting schedule, course and curriculum review, policy development and review and tracking of faculty applicants for Graduate Faculty status.
  • Provide administrative support for student and faculty awards.

Departmental Website: https://www.uvm.edu/graduate

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction – Sometimes
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Programming/Event Planning - Frequent
  • Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation – Frequent
  • Autonomy - Sometimes
  • Supervising - None
  • Advising - Sometimes
  • Collaboration - Frequent

Graduate College's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Graduate Assistant

Department: Graduate College (GC)
Availability: Fall 2022
General Description: The Graduate College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Graduate Assistant position will provide support to the Dean’s Office in implementing and assessing the unit’s DEI goals, and serve as liaison to campus partners on DEI efforts. The position will increase knowledge about student success and equity initiatives across graduate admissions, enrollment and programming, particularly for historically marginalized students.

This is a 9.25-month assistantship (August 29, 2022 – May 31, 2023) with training beginning August 29, 2022.

Assistantship Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively with the academic unit’s DEI representative to the University Diversity Council
  • Support data acquisition from graduate students on DEI initiatives (focus groups, surveys, etc.)
  • Analyze data related to graduate student DEI issues and initiatives
  • Coordinate programming to support graduate student success, including recruitment, retention, and graduation, of historically marginalized students
  • Develop initiatives to cultivate community and belonging for graduate students with minoritized identities
  • Serve as a liaison to the Graduate Student Senate’s DEI Action Committee to be knowledgeable about GSS priorities and facilitate common co-curricular programming
  • Serve as liaison to Integrative Learning Graduate Assistants to develop graduate student co-curricular and professional engagement and integrative learning outcomes, with a specific focus on DEI efforts.

Departmental Website: www.uvm.edu/graduate

Key Characteristics:
• Student Development/Interaction – Sometimes
• Higher Education/Administration – Frequent
• Programming/Event Planning – Frequent
• Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation – Sometimes
• Autonomy – Frequent
• Supervising – Not at all
• Advising – Not at all
• Collaboration – Very frequent

Graduate Assistant for Honors College

Department: Honors College
Availability: Fall 2022
 
The GA will collect and analyze data related to student wellness and inclusivity in HCOL and will use that information to develop integrated co-curricular programming in the residential college. The GA will work directly with supervisor Martha Lance, the professional advising staff, Residential Life staff, and student groups including Peer Mentors and the Student Equity Action Committee to plan and implement data-driven approaches to programming.


Assistantship Responsibilities:

  •     Evaluate the college’s need for data related to wellness and student belonging via data collection; design surveys and other instruments to assess student perceptions of college culture
  •     Create and deliver training and development in skills related to cultural competency and wellness for HCOL student leaders
  •     Facilitate relationships between HCOL and Res Life – this includes coordinating LC curricula with developing HCOL wellness and inclusiveness curricula
  •     Identify and coordinate with campus-wide resources for wellness and inclusivity
  •     Mentor undergraduate student leaders on the Honors College’s Student Equity Action Committee and Peer Mentor Program in program development and implementation
  •     Help HCOL to identify the needs of and serve students of marginalized identities, first generation students and students from modest income families


HCOL Website: https://www.uvm.edu/honorscollege

Key Characteristics:

• Student Development/Interaction - very frequent
• Higher Education/Administration – seldom/not at all
• Programming/Event Planning - very frequent
• Project Development/Implementation – frequent
• Autonomy – frequent
• Supervising – seldom/not at all
• Advising – seldom/not at all
• Collaboration – very frequent

Graduate Assistant for Identity Centers (Multiple)

Department: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Availability: Fall 2022
 
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is central to advancing the mission of Inclusive Excellence at the University of Vermont. Under the leadership of the Vice Provost for DEI, the four Identity Centers - Interfaith Center, Mosaic Center for Students of Color, Prism Center, and the Women & Gender Equity Center - work collaboratively with each other and campus partners to provide education, support services, and programming to meet the needs of the campus community. The Graduate Assistants for Identity Centers will support the mission and initiatives within the Division of DEI and will help cultivate sustainable and impactful learning environments for students from underrepresented, underserved, and/or targeted support populations.
 
Assistantship Responsibilities:
  • Serve as an advisor to student organizations connected to the Identity Centers
  • Provide student mxntorship and support to students who come to the Centers. 
  • Develop programming initiatives that support students from underrepresented, underserved, and/or targeted support populations across all facets of their university experience.
  • Build coalitions and partnerships with campus partners from across campus - academic units within colleges, departments within the Division of Student Affairs, the UVM Foundation, and external partners. 
  • Represent Identity Centers in key university-wide initiatives and committees to promote equity and belonging across campus.

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction – Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration – Frequent 
  • Programming/Event Planning – Very Frequent 
  • Project Development/Implementation – Frequent
  • Autonomy – Frequent 
  • Supervising – Seldom
  • Advising – Often
  • Collaboration – Frequent

Graduate Assistant for Orientation

Department: Orientation
Availability: Fall 2022

 

General Description: The Graduate Assistant assists with the overall goals and programs for Orientation. The Graduate Assistant works closely with and is supervised by the Program Manager for Orientation to plan, coordinate, and implement the various Orientation Programs for new students.

As an Orientation Program and Office, we are actively committed to our values of social justice and inclusion in a variety of ways such as engaging in critical reflection and dialogue around our personal and social identities; holistically supporting the success of our new students who hold marginalized identities; and participating in trainings, programs, and workshops that advance our understanding of and skillsets to engage in social justice and inclusion efforts.


Assistantship Responsibilities:

  •     Provide administrative support for both the fall and spring multi-day large-scale orientation program required for new first-year and transfer students
  •     Aid in the recruitment, hiring and training of approximately 160 student Orientation Leaders for the spring and fall
  •     Incorporate and implement social media into the marketing of the department and programs
  •     Support the planning and execution of deparatmental goal setting and assessment initiatives
  •     Attend weekly programmatic meetings with Orientation Staff
  •     Other duties as assigned

Departmental Website: uvm.edu/orientation

Additional Notes:

    There will be occasional evening and weekend responsibilities
    Professional development opportunities are available to the Graduate Assistant which include, but is not limited to attending the NODA Regional Conference, serving on a departmental/program committee, etc.

Key Characteristics:

  •     Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  •     Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  •     Programming - Very Frequent
  •     Project Development/Implementation - Sometimes
  •     Autonomy - Very Frequent
  •     Advising - Sometimes
  •     Collaboration - Frequent

Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Residence Director (Multiple)

Department: Residential Life
Availability: Fall 2022

The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) is responsible for assisting in the development of a residential community within a Learning Community.  Reporting to the Area Coordinator, the ARD’s role is to support a meaningful residential experience ensuring the residence halls are rich learning environments where students develop and learn the skills necessary to successfully navigate life on campus. 

We, members of the Department of Residential Life, are committed to creating and maintaining safe communities that welcome and accept people of all (dis)-abilities, ancestry, ages, ethnicities, class, gender identities or expressions, genetic information, marital status, nationality of origin, race and color, religions, spirituality, sex, sexual orientation, size, HIV status, and veteran status.
The goal of Assistant Residence Director role is to support our Learning Communities and champion our Community Learning Model (residential curriculum) focusing on student learning and development in the areas of (a) self-awareness (b) community responsibility (c) social justice and inclusion and (d) global engagement. 

The Assistant Residence Director has some evening and weekend responsibilities as well as on call responsibilities. This is a 10-month assistantship (August-May) with training beginning in July. This is a live-in position.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise up to 10 RAs; providing direction, support, accountability and development through one-on-one and supporting staff meetings.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the ongoing training process for student staff members throughout the year.
  • Assist in carrying out procedures for the opening and closing processes
  • Participate in a rotating on-call system, responding to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
  • Actively confront situations of intolerance and bias using our on-campus response protocol.
  • Supporting and/or leading the recruitment and execution of Hall Council.
  • Serve on Residential Education area related committees.
  • Supports and participates in ongoing training, which includes but is not limited to professional staff training and Resident Advisor training.

Departmental Website: http://reslife.uvm.edu/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Student Programming - Sometimes
  • Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Sometimes
  • Supervising - Frequent
  • Advising - Sometimes
  • Collaboration – Frequent

Fall 2023

The following list of opportunities are filled by current students and offer a full-tuition fellowship and assistantship stipend. These positions, and others, are subject to change based on a variety of factors. This list will be updated as changes occur. The assistanships below will be available Fall 2023.

Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs

Department: Department of Student Life
Availability: Fall 2023

General Description: The Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs position is designed to provide support for the Office of Campus Programs within in the Department of Student Life. The Office of Campus Programs provides consistent, high quality, and inclusive co-curricular programing to the UVM community. The Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs aids in hiring, training, advising, and supervising the UVM Program Board (UPB) and Week of Welcome Squad. This individual will assess student social program outcomes with attention to the diverse needs of the UVM student body. This position aids in developing and implementing programming for Week of Welcome, FallFest, WinterFest, and SpringFest and events that meets the University’s social justice and environmental stewardship needs. This includes negotiating performances and programs with agents and performers, and the development of After Dark, UVM’s late night programming entity. Expectations for this position also include participation in workshops and activities to develop multicultural competencies and promote social justice - as well as to contribute to fostering a collaborative, multicultural environment for UVM students and staff. Our work is grounded in a commitment to environmental stewardship, social justice, and student centeredness.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Co-advise and supervise the UVM Program Board (UPB), specifically working with the production team and one planning committee
  • Aid in the recruitment, hiring and training of the UVM Program Board
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of week-long and large-scale programming such as Week of Welcome, FallFest, Fright Week, Earth Week, WinterFest and SpringFest.
  • Serve as the lead coordinator for After Dark, UVM’s late night programming entity, which includes program development, marketing, and event execution.
  • Develop a leadership and social justice curriculum for UPB meetings, trainings, and retreats in collaboration with the coordinator and assistant director of Campus Programs
  • Partner with Living Well, UVM’s wellness office to collaborate on programming for Finals Week
  • Serve as an actively engaged campus partner and representative of Student Life

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~slife/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Programming/Event Planning - Very Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Very Frequent
  • Supervising - Very Frequent
  • Advising - Very Frequent
  • Collaboration - Frequent

Graduate Assistant for the Career Center

Department: Career Center
Availability: Fall 2023

General Description: The Graduate Assistant (GA) will support the Career Center’s mission to create opportunities for students and alums to explore and expand their career-related curiosity, courage and confidence through our Career Interest Groups and other services. In addition, the graduate assistant will support institutional and departmental inclusive excellence goals.

The graduate assistant will assist with the success of our peer leadership program by working with one of our seasoned Career Counselors to train and develop our student leaders, and assist with the supervision of our Senior Peer Leaders.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Develop/advance career counseling skills through webinars, trainings, readings, professional development opportunities, discussions with supervisor, etc. 
  • Support students 1:1 through appointments, drop-in hours, and through online document reviews.
  • Follow legal and ethical standards and guidelines within their counseling sessions.
  • Facilitate & co-facilitate presentations on career related topics. 
  • Observe, mentor and provide feedback to Peer Leaders in their development of presentation skills and to help generate/maintain ingenuity of our presentations. 
  • Plan, manage and execute student engagement initiatives to creatively promote and leverage the Interest Group model. Utilize student staff in support of these efforts. 
  • Participate with the full staff in identifying and dismantling oppressive systems and practices. Assist in advancing our goal of supporting our BIPOC students with their learning, understanding, and connection to career development.
  • Assist with the planning, development, and delivery of trainings for our Peer Leaders.
  • Supervise and mentor our Sr. Peer Leaders; guide them in the management of the Peer Leader weekly trainings.
  • Create and maintain relationships with UVM partners on and off campus to support our Interest Group networks and the development programs and events. 
  • Co-create Exploring Interest Group’s yearly goals, collaborations, and events.
  • Support Interest Group Leaders on an as needed basis.
  • Assist with the management of presentations and classroom requests.
  • Attend weekly meetings held by the Career Center.
  • Support Career Center events and the strategic goals of the department. 
  • Participate in the application review, selection process, hiring, onboarding, supervision, and continued evaluation of Sr. Peer Leaders. 

Departmental Website: https://www.uvm.edu/career

Key Characteristics

  • Student Development/Interaction – Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Programming/Event Planning – Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation – Very Frequent
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Supervising - Frequent
  • Advising - Sometimes
  • Collaboration - Frequent

Additional Notes:

  • There will be occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
  • The graduate assistant will assist with the facilitation of the week-long summer Peer Leader training, which takes place the week before the start of the academic year.

Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Department: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Availability: Fall 2023

General Description: The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life offers support and direction to 15 fraternities and sororities within two governing councils (Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council). Our community is one of the oldest in the country, founded in 1895. Our work center’s UVM’s Common Ground as well as FSL community values of friendship, citizenship, leadership, lifelong learning and justice. 

The Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life will function as a staff member, working directly students, alumnx, inter/national organization staff members, and colleagues across the division. They will be given direct responsibilities for (co)advising a governing council, in addition to direct contact with community and chapter leaders, as well as serving as a liason to inter/national organizations. They will facilitate programming related to prevention and assess relevant initiatives. The Graduate Assistant’s responsibilities will be carried out under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

*Please note, affiliation with a fraternity or sorority is not required.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Provide advisory support to one of UVM’s governing councils, including guidance related to achieving community and chapter-specific goals 
  • Provide support, mentoring, and advising to council executive board officers. 
  • Advise fraternity and sorority community committees and auxiliary groups (i.e. Order of Omega, President’s Council, etc.). 
  • Provide support for fraternity and sorority educational program areas (i.e. Hazing Prevention, Affirming Diversity, Sexual Assault Prevention, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, etc.) 
  • Aid in development and facilitation of leadership retreats, programs, academic courses, largescale events, and/or meetings. 
  • Provide support for Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life programs and initiatives and take part in achievement of strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborate with various offices across campus to broaden scope, experience and programs for fraternity and sorority members. 
  • Submit Program Proposals and attend AFA Annual Meeting
  • Attend weekly Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life staff meetings and community-wide programs.
  • Implementation of a "Passion Project"

Departmental Website: https://www.uvm.edu/studentlife/fsl

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction – Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Programming/Event Planning - Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation – Very Frequent
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Supervising - Seldom
  • Advising – Very Frequent
  • Collaboration - Frequent

Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Residence Director (Multiple)

Department: Residential Life
Availability: Fall 2023

General Description: The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) is responsible for assisting in the development of a residential community within a Learning Community.  Reporting to the Area Coordinator, the ARD’s role is to support a meaningful residential experience ensuring the residence halls are rich learning environments where students develop and learn the skills necessary to successfully navigate life on campus. 

We, members of the Department of Residential Life, are committed to creating and maintaining safe communities that welcome and accept people of all (dis)-abilities, ancestry, ages, ethnicities, class, gender identities or expressions, genetic information, marital status, nationality of origin, race and color, religions, spirituality, sex, sexual orientation, size, HIV status, and veteran status.
The goal of Assistant Residence Director role is to support our Learning Communities and champion our Community Learning Model (residential curriculum) focusing on student learning and development in the areas of (a) self-awareness (b) community responsibility (c) social justice and inclusion and (d) global engagement. 

The Assistant Residence Director has some evening and weekend responsibilities as well as on call responsibilities. This is a 10-month assistantship (August-May) with training beginning in July. This is a live-in position.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise up to 10 RAs; providing direction, support, accountability and development through one-on-one and supporting staff meetings.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the ongoing training process for student staff members throughout the year.
  • Assist in carrying out procedures for the opening and closing processes
  • Participate in a rotating on-call system, responding to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
  • Actively confront situations of intolerance and bias using our on-campus response protocol.
  • Supporting and/or leading the recruitment and execution of Hall Council.
  • Serve on Residential Education area related committees.
  • Supports and participates in ongoing training, which includes but is not limited to professional staff training and Resident Advisor training.

Departmental Website: http://reslife.uvm.edu/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Student Programming - Sometimes
  • Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Sometimes
  • Supervising - Frequent
  • Advising - Sometimes
  • Collaboration – Frequent

 

 

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Contact

Jilliene Rodriguez
Diversity, Engagement, and Professional Development Director
sagrads@uvm.edu